• New faces this year in Backline

    Two new members have come onboard for Backline, the contemporary bluegrass group from South Carolina based around the singing and songwriting of Katelyn Ingardia. Katelyn tells us that they had a couple of players leave over the winter. "Jacob Connor, our mandolinist,

  • Silence drops for Katelyn Ingardia

    Talented South Carolina bluegrass singer and songwriter Katelyn Ingardia, lead vocalist for Backline, has released a new single today from her solo project, one she wrote with Louis Hughes called Silence. The song is about the big empty space in your

  • Getaway – new single from Katelyn Ingardia

    South Carolina bluegrass singer and songwriter Katelyn Ingardia, she of the Backline band, has released a debut single from her upcoming solo album, a new song called Getaway. To date, Ingardia's original songs have primarily found a home on band recordings,

  • Travis Tucker taking his leave from Backline

    Popular South Carolina grassers Backline have announced that founding member Travis Tucker is stepping away from the band due to time constraints. Travis has played resophonic guitar with the group from the time they started seven years ago, and says

  • Jacob Connor to Backline on mandolin

    Backline, an up-and-coming contemporary bluegrass group from northwestern South Carolina that focuses on original material, has announced that Jason Connor has joined the group on mandolin. Jacob is 28 years of age from Conover, NC, and has experience playing of late

  • Track Premiere: Sixteen Tons from Backline

    Mountain Fever Records has a new single dropping tomorrow for South Carolina's Backline, a grassed up version of the old Tennessee Ernie Ford hit, Sixteen Tons. Written by Merle Travis in 1947, it has the distinction of being among the

  • Welcome Bristol Ingardia!

    Another bluegrass baby! Katelyn Ingardia, guitarist and vocalist with Backline, and her husband, Dominic, are celebrating the birth of their third child today. Bristol Marie Ingardia was born this afternoon at 12:52 p.m., weighing in at 8 lbs, 13 ozs and stretching

  • Video Premiere: The Farm from Backline

    Mountain Fever Records has a new single this week from Backline, with a music video debuting today for The Farm. We've been high on this young South Carolina Band since they first emerged in 2016, for their unique sound grounded in